2022 strawberry season is getting off to a crazy start! The freeze of March 12 has pushed the opening days of the strawberry farms to later than normal. So, be sure to keep an eye on Facebook for individual details from each of these farms.
Once strawberry fields start to open, I would advise showing up early in the day, at 8:00 a.m. or earlier if possible. This isn’t only to bypass some of the crowds that may be present, but to help you out of the blazing hot sun. Strawberries are planted in big, open fields.
Here is a list of pick-your-own strawberries in the metro Birmingham area.
Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries
Sugar Hill U-Pick
3358 County Road 59
Verbena, Alabama 36091
Penton Farms is a fourth-generation family-owned farm in Verbena, Alabama, about 90 minutes south of Birmingham. Penton Farms does more than just strawberries—they have other fruits and veggies for sale, too. There is also a playground and lots of open space for kids to let loose all of their pent-up energy! U-Pick strawberries are $11 per gallon bucket and pre-picked berries are $12 per gallon bucket. They are open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday. They are closed on Sundays.
Jerry Marsh Farms
234 Marsh Cutoff Rd.
Cleveland, AL 35049
Jerry Marsh Farms is located in Cleveland, about 45 minutes northeast of Birmingham. Keep an eye on Facebook for opening date and pricing. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They accept cash and checks only.
6582 Clay Co Rd 7
Waldo, AL 35160
Holmestead Farm is an organic-practiced berry, fruit, and vegetable farm located in Talladega, about 90 minutes southeast of Birmingham. In addition to strawberries, they also offer many other kinds of produce, pies, and other goodies in their country store. Call ahead or check Facebook to verify opening day. The price of strawberries is $15 for a full gallon. Their hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Check Facebook on bad weather days to verify they are open.
171 Co Rd 468
Vincent, AL 35178
DeLoach Farms is located in East Shelby County, and they now have a U-Pick strawberry option! The farm has been around since 1820, and their website has more information about their history. They update their Facebook page to let everyone know their plan for each day, so check there before heading out. Their hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. They are open on Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
1261 Alford Bend Rd.
Gadsden, AL 35903
Norris Farms is located in Hokes Bluff, about 90 minutes northeast of Birmingham. Strawberries are $12 a gallon for U-pick or already picked for $14 a gallon. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page for any changes. They accept cash and checks only.
10490 Bradford-Trafford Road
Trafford, AL 35172
Abney Farms is located in Trafford, which is about 30 minutes north of Birmingham. U-pick strawberries are $14 for a gallon bucket. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for this year’s opening date and times.
J Durbin Farms
Sunshine Farms U-Pick Strawberry Field
11728 County Road 37
Clanton, AL 35045
Sunshine Farms U-Pick Strawberry Field is located in Clanton, about an hour south of Birmingham. Strawberries can be picked for $10 a gallon or you can get a pre-picked gallon for $12. They open at 7:00 a.m. every morning. When they run out of strawberries for the day, they’ll post it on Facebook, so keep an eye on their page.